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Ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue has revealed the real reason why his son decided to play for the Gunners despite offers from Chelsea.
Eboue’s son Mathis was given the freedom to move to Stamford Bridge but was set on following in his father’s footsteps.
He joined the club’s Hale End academy in 2016, where the Gunners also have the son of Robert Pires on their books.
“[Mathis] plays for Arsenal, I think he signed last year. I’m happy, happy to see him play and enjoy football,” Eboue told Goal.
“And also because he likes Arsenal. Because he had two choices, Chelsea and Arsenal. I didn’t tell him anything, I said: ‘Mathis it’s up to you. It doesn’t matter where, I want you to be happy’. And he said to me: ‘Daddy I want to play for Arsenal. I like Arsenal and you used to play here too, the people they love you, so I want to play here’.”
“I said, ‘okay no problem’. So he’s there now, he is happy. And I wish him the best. Firstly it’s about education and school, then, after, football. But he’s happy, really happy.”